MDC-T, Zanu PF head for showdown

VIOLENT clashes are likely to break out in Harare tomorrow after Zanu PF youth threatened to take to the streets on the same day to counter an MDC Alliance planned demonstration to demand electoral reforms ahead of next month’s polls.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA/JAIROS SAUNYAMA

MDC Alliance leader and presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa announced last Friday that they were going ahead of their planned demonstration after President Emmerson Mnangagwa “rushed” to proclaim election dates before the implementation of the reforms.

In a counter move, Zanu PF Harare youth leader, Godwin Gomwe yesterday said they had mobilised ruling party activists for a solidarity march for Mnangagwa at the same time the opposition would be having theirs.

“All members of the youth league from all levels are invited to attend a march in solidarity with President ED Mnangagwa’s call for peaceful election elections and no to violence. We are the vanguard of the party, so we are 100% behind our President,” a statement read.

“Ours is not a demonstration, we don’t demonstrate we are doing a solidarity march, it was in the pipeline for some time and it’s not meant to clash or cause violence,” Gomwe said.

But MDC-T youth assembly leader, Happymore Chidziva, said they were unmoved by Zanu PF’s counter move, which he said was meant to trigger violent clashes.

“This is an act of desperation by a regime that thrives on violence and inducing fear on the people of Zimbabwe, we are not going to be deterred by people, who have no respect for constitutional rights. We can only hope that these so-called Zanu PF youth won’t be State security agents dressed in civilian clothes bent on causing violence and instability. We will proceed with our march,” he said.

Chidziva said they had lined up a number of demonstrations to make the country ungovernable until the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has reformed the electoral roadmap.

“If Zec and the government fail to allow us reforms, we will make the nation ungovernable.”

Some of the opposition demands include equal access to State media and transparency in the printing and security of voting material.

Chamisa and Mnangagwa are touted, as front runners in the race, although the country has over 130 political, which have registered to contest the polls.

15 Comments

  1. Down with useless Zanu pf party and its whole support base. Why is zanu pf punishing Zimbabwe and its people?Was the war of liberation fought to liberate and enrich zanu pf peoples only? What sins did zimbabweans committed which makes zanu pf a special party to only rule forever? Killings,destructions,telling lies to the people,is this good governance to develop and rule zimbabwe? For how long will zanu pf keep on thriving i zimbabwe with these evil conditions and for how long will people keep on waiting and supporting zanu pf’s non services deliveries policies?

  2. PEACE BEGINS WITH YOU, PEACE BEGINS ME, PEACE BEGINS WITH ALL OF US. PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE LETS NOT FIGHT ONE ANOTHER BUT TRY TO BUILT OUR COLLAPSING ECONOMY. KUBATANA ISIMBA LETS UNITE AND FIND A WAY IN THIS WILDERNESS WE ARE HANGING IN. VIVA ZIMBABWE VIVA! !

  3. Rev Taylor Nyanhete

    I pray for peace to prevail as the demonstrations happen.

  4. Toda kuvarovesa vakangoda kuita zvisina basa vanga vajaira kuti batira nguva ya mugabe Harare ndeye MDC dont forget this time tokupisayi

  5. Be kindly advised that ZANU PF and Khupe are different. Try your bullying tactics on ZANU PF and see for yourselves!

  6. chiremba wematombo

    Zanu is a dictaorial party which does not blink before commanding the police and the army to butcher zimbabweans!!! Mnangagwa thought he had a chance in elections and now reality has dawned on him and he is reverting to the typical Zanu mode of violence before thoroughly rigging elections against MDC Alliance!!!

  7. zanu out.taneta ne zanu

  8. NoTurningBack

    Heavenly Father , in the name of jesus I ask that there be peace in our nation.I pray that we may love one another and that we tolerate each other’s views.May your Holy Spirit fall upon us as a nation and may we be freed from all the baggage that we are carrying as a nation.Free us Lord from anger, bitterness, frustration , fear, hatred, greed, envy , pain ,pride , corruption , jealousy etc etc . Father we give you the highest place of honour in our hearts, in our homes and in our nation and may your will be done tomorrow and always. Amen!

  9. Who wants violence here? Is it MDC or ZANU PF? Why is the so called people’s party want Zim to be ungovernable and how do you do that? Why do you want to stop vendors, formal and informal traders stop to earn a living in harare? If you have 95% support as said by Chamisa, why afraid of elections now? Why didnt you demonstrate for electoral reforms from 2009 to 2017, why now? Are these genuine causes for demos or u want to cause chaos for political mileage? Lat time u were accusing ED for not proclaiming the election datebut now u are saying he rushed. Are these reforms done at state house or at parliament? If at parliament, I understand they are debated and a vote is done if the are disagreements. Now u fired your own MPs and u expect for changes to be done for your sake. Ndozvakanakira kuve nemajority in parliament munoisa mutemo wamunoda.

    1. What a good saying thank you

  10. As always it is a proven fact that ZanuPF, working in cahoots with the Zimbabwe Rotten Police, who are the perpetrators/instigators of all election violence in Zimbabwe.

  11. Let us go into the streets of Zimbabwe and do as per our plan. May the world watch Mnangagwa and his ZANU PF and see if what he promised is the same as what he is gona do.

  12. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandshe

    Comment…Ndinowirirana naWilly Nhau. Iwe munyori wenhau, wanyora nyaya iyi, siyana nehumhesva mikono nhayi. Jehovah, ndimi murwi wehondo dzepi nedzipi, nekuti ndimi Samasimba, pindirayi Wedenga.

  13. These people started violence long back against Khupe, now if they come against their match, they look for every excuse in the book. Nxaaaa

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